Draft IP Laws Amendment Bill and Regulations 2017 - Part 1: Renewals and terminology (Designs)

At a glance

Policy ID: 61

Status: Completed

Priority: Medium

Design rights ACIP Fees

Issue summary

In its 2015 Review of the Designs System in Australia, the former Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) recommended that the status of a design right during the grace period for payment of the renewal fee be clarified as proposed in IP Australia’s streamlining proposals in 2015. The government accepted the recommendation in May 2016.


  • On hold 4 September 2017
  • Policy Development 1 July 2019
  • Consultation 31 October 2019 to 20 December 2019
  • Policy development 20 December 2019
  • On hold 12 May 2020
  • Legislative drafting 28 August 2020 to 2 December 2020
  • In Parliament 2 December 2020 to 30 August 2021
  • Royal Assent 10 September 2021
  • Completed 10 September 2021


This issue is included in the Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Act 2021 which received Royal Assent on 10 September 2021.

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